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undersleeve

[ uhn-der-sleev ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌsliv /
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noun
a separate sleeve worn under the sleeve of a dress and visible through it or extending beyond it.
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Origin of undersleeve

First recorded in 1540–50; under- + sleeve
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How to use undersleeve in a sentence

  • The sleeves are sometimes set over a tight undersleeve, in fact the longer sleeve to the wrist became fashionable.

    Dress design|Talbot Hughes
  • The wide sleeves were slit from shoulder to hand, and under them was a closely fitting undersleeve of white cotton.

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